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Farewell to IT-Lex – eDiscovery Trends

We enjoy the opportunity to be a daily resource for eDiscovery news and analysis.  There are several good resources for information about eDiscovery and legal technology, though very few of them provide new content daily.  One that has been essentially doing so for the past two years is IT-Lex.  Unfortunately, as of today IT-Lex has announced that they have discontinued operations.

A few days ago, IT-Lex announced the news on their site here:

“For the past two years, IT-Lex has been honored to advance the dialogue on all matters concerning technology law.  Since our upstart beginning as a simple blog that could easily be confused for a college student’s tumblr feed, IT-Lex has published well over 1,000 blog posts, hosted the Innovate Conference in October 2013, awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to law students, and, most recently, published the IT-Lex Journal.

Behind these successes, there have been sleepless nights, long weekends, and boundless effort from everyone involved in our not-for-profit endeavor.  As they say, “All good things must come to an end.”  After a great deal of thought and consideration, those of us at IT-Lex will be moving on to other endeavors.  IT-Lex will discontinue operations on July 1, 2014, but we will leave the articles on our site up as an archive for as long as possible.

It is our sincere hope that in some way, big or small, IT-Lex was able to help you, your practice, and the legal profession through entertaining educational materials, networking opportunities, or even simply giving you a good laugh in the middle of your workday through one of our more light-hearted posts.

On behalf of Lexington (our robot mascot), and all of us at IT-Lex, it has been a heck of a ride . . .  thank you for coming along with us.”

Samir Mathur and Adam Losey were kind enough to allow me to write a guest post once (Lessons Learned from eDiscovery Thought Leaders, from our thought leader interview series of 2013) and Adam was kind enough to participate in our thought leader interview series the past two years (here is his two part interview from 2013 and also his 2014 interview).  Their efforts have resulted in high quality legal education content for lawyers and law students alike, as well as assistance for law students and all within a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Nice!

Alas, as they said “all good things must come to an end”.  I’ll miss their articles, though as noted above, IT-Lex will leave their past articles up on their site as long as possible.  I encourage you to check them out – they’re enjoyable to read and very informative.

So, what do you think? From what resources do you get useful eDiscovery information?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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